About us

The board of the foundation consists of Prof. Thijs Merkx and Prof. Paul Stoelinga. The members of de advisory board are Dr. Albert Wittkampf and Dr. Rob Mooren. The liaisons in Tanzania are Dr. Elison Simon and Dr. Kanankira.

All activities of members of the foundation are done on a voluntary basis. One or more members of the board visit the locations in Tanzania on average once a year, at their personal expenses. During these visits they support the local Oral- and Maxillofacial surgeons and determine what additional support is needed to improve the treatment for the patients. In addition, the surgical procedure, as introduced in 2001 by Dr. Elison Simon, is evaluated on a regular basis.  

Paul Stoelinga

Paul Stoelinga

Emeritus professor Oral- and Maxcillofacial surgery

Radboud UMC, Nijmegen

Thijs Merkx

Thijs Merkx

Director Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation

Utrecht

Albert Wittkampf

Albert Wittkampf

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon

Meander Medisch Centrum, Amersfoort

Rob Mooren

Rob Mooren

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon

Slingeland ziekenhuis, Doetinchem en Koningin Beatrix Ziekenhuis, Winterswijk

Elison Simon

Elison Simon

Dean Faculty of Dentistry

Muhimbili University Health allied Services, Dar es Salaam

Dr. Kaninkira

Dr. Kaninkira

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC)